'Frozen 2': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything else about Walt Disney's animated musical
'Frozen 2' will look to live up to the standards set by its predecessor. The movie will also feature new songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
'Frozen' (2013) raked in the moolah for Walt Disney Animation studios in addition to winning two Oscars. It's not always that the studios make a theatrical sequel, but guess the success of the first film led to having one more installment in the pipeline. 'Frozen 2' will be out by the end of the year and here's what we know so far about the animated musical fantasy film.
The original date of release was set to arrive on November 27, but Disney later moved the release to November 22.
Disney's log line reads: "Queen Elsa, her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's ice-making powers and save their kingdom. While this doesn't reveal much, the trailer has some pretty interesting facts, and by the looks of the new trailer, it seems like things aren't all rosy and cool."
The main cast of the first part will all be back. Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, Josh Gad as Olaf, Santino Fontana as Hans, Evan Rachel Wood ('Westworld') and Sterling K. Brown ('Black Panther'), whose roles are yet to be announced.
Menzel is also known for her role in playing Shelby Corcoran on the musical dramedy TV series 'Glee', while Bell garnered further recognition for voicing Princess Anna in the Disney animated fantasy films 'Frozen' (2013) and 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (2018).
Co-directors Jennifer Lee ('Zootopia') and Chris Buck ('Tinkerbell') are back at the helm and the movie is produced by Peter Del Vocho ('Winne the Pooh'). Lee and Allison Schroeder have written the screenplay. "Frozen 2" will feature songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
The trailer opens with Elsa training her ice powers at the shore of a raging ocean. Elsa and Anna, the Princesses, leave Arendelle to travel over waterfalls and monuments to find out more about their homeland. The clip has a dreamy feel to it with a horse appearing underwater. There are also a few new characters introduced, but not much has been divulged about who the villain is.
The latest trailer of Frozen 2, which dropped on September 23 reveals a lot about the journey that Elsa and her sister Anna embark on. The two sisters, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven (the reindeer), head over the Enchanted Forest to control Elsa's powers which are growing out of control after she starts to 'hear voices'. Anna follows her sister and so her boyfriend Kristoff, follows her along with his reindeer Sven, and Olaf joins them too. The people in the forest ask Elsa how she knows magic and which begs the question: Is Elsa really King Agnarr and Queen Iduna's child or was she adopted from the Enchanted Forest? After all, she looks nothing like her family and no in it can can perform magic like her.
ScreenRant reports that some exclusive footage from the movie was screened at D23 Expo 2019 featuring clips of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven playing charades, Anna comforting Elsa, a coded lullaby with possible clues about Elsa's powers, and some ominous hints of a voice that is calling to Elsa while she sings a song called 'Into the Unknown.' The footage reportedly also featured a flashback scene with Anna and Elsa's mom Queen Iduna, voiced by Evan Rachel Wood ('Westworld').
Here's the impressive first teaser trailer that hit the internet this February:
This will be the third time Walt Disney Animation Studios has made an official sequel to one of their films, the other two are 'The Rescuers Down Under' and the also recent 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'.
According to Cnet, one of the biggest rumors is that there will be a female love interest for Elsa. Back in 2016, Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, said it would be a great move and that she'd support the call. Director Jennifer Lee too hinted saying that there were "tons of conversations" about Elsa having a girlfriend, adding, "We'll see where we go."
Actor Kristen Bell, who voices Anna, the 18-year-old Princess of Arendelle, released a sneak-peek of her new song from Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ on October 16. Taking to Instagram, Bell shared the video of the song titled 'The Next Right Thing' from the film. In the video, one can see Bell’s character leaping over canyons and scaling rocks and nearing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Frozen 2'.
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